ERIC Number: ED402662
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-May
Reference Count: N/A
Blue Ribbon Schools: Elementary and Secondary School Recognition Programs.
Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.
Since the Blue Ribbon Schools Program was established by the Secretary of Education in 1982, it has developed into a national school-improvement strategy. This brochure outlines the three purposes of the Blue Ribbon Schools Program: (1) identify and recognize outstanding public and private schools across the nation; (2) make research-based effectiveness criteria available to all schools; and (3) encourage schools to share information about best practices based on a common understanding of criteria for educational success. The brochure also describes which schools are eligible for nomination, the process by which schools are chosen, the criteria used in the selection process, and the benefits of the program. States with their own recognition programs, based on criteria similar to those used by the Blue Ribbon Schools, are also listed. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC. Office of Reform Assistance and Dissemination.